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Why Self-Confidence Is More Important Than You Think?

By: Angelina Mokbel, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

What does it mean to be self-confident? It entails simply believing in one’s own talents, traits, and judgment. Self-confidence is related to nearly every aspect of a happy and satisfying existence. People frequently discuss the importance of self-confidence, but have you ever considered why is it so important? Below, I’ve highlighted three essential benefits of self-confidence. It’s crucial to understand these benefits to see how vital self-confidence is. 

Enhanced motivation: 

Developing confidence entails taking little initiatives that result in a long-term sense of achievement. You’re well on your way if you’ve ever learned a talent, achieved a goal, or overcome obstacles. If you reflect back on significant achievements in your life, you’ll probably discover that they required persistence. If you can overcome difficulty in one aspect of your life, you can accomplish it in other areas in which you may have self-doubt. As your self-confidence increases, you’ll be more motivated to push yourself to new limits. Thoughts of “what if” will still arise: “What if I screw up?” Those ideas, however, will no longer paralyze you if you have self-assurance. However, you’ll be able to smile and carry on nonetheless, motivated by your progress toward goals that are meaningful to you. Student success has a lot of moving parts, one of them being a student’s desire to become better i.e. their motivation. While most students possess the  inherent ability to perform well in their studies it is that driving motivation that differentiates from As and Bs. 

You’ll have a better sense of who you are: 

Confidence anchors you to your true self. You’ll be able to accept your flaws since you’ll realize they don’t affect your self-worth. You’ll even be capable of recognizing and building on your skills.  Your behaviors will be consistent with your values, giving you a stronger feeling of direction. You’ll have a clear idea of who you are as well as what you stand for. You’ll be able to speak up with confidence. In other words, you’ll be able to show off your greatest qualities. This newfound confidence has time and again proven to show better student satisfaction all-around even exceeding the bounds of academic study.

Fear and anxiety are reduced: 

The more self-assured you become, the easier it will be to silence the voice within your head that screams, “I can’t do it.” You’ll be able to disconnect from your ideas and act in accordance with your beliefs. You can accept, learn and benefit from any scenario in life when your confidence is high. As a result, fear and worry are naturally replaced with increased confidence in yourself and your skills. For example, you may believe you will fail a test and lack confidence in yourself. Can lead to you failing, whereas believing in yourself and knowing that if you give it your all, you will succeed. It might lead to a higher grade than you anticipated. 

As you can see, self-confidence enables you to be free of self-doubt and negative ideas about yourself in various ways. Having less nervousness and greater boldness. You’ll be more inclined to take risks and push yourself outside your comfort zone if you have greater confidence. 

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